Dissension Dis*sen"sion, n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension. See {Dissent}.] Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel. [1913 Webster]

Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them. --Acts xv. 2. [1913 Webster]

Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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